Diocesan Announcements


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50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary Logo About 50 years ago, Pope Paul VI announced the formation of our Memphis Diocese with the actual ordination of our Diocese taking place on January 6, 1971, which will be another great day of celebration.

The theme for our 50th Anniversary is That All May Be One. What an excellent theme to go along with the theme ¡Adelante! Going forward together, on mission coming out of our recent Priest Convocation. We are truly uniting as one church, one family working together to strength our faith, evangelize the gospel and grow our Diocese. There will be year-long 50th Anniversary celebration of our Catholic Diocese of Memphis.

Please click on the following video from Bishop Talley on Advent and our 50th Anniversary: BishopTalleyVideoAdvent50thAnniversary

Celebrating Blessed Fr. Michael McGivney

On October 31, 2020 the Knights of Columbus founder, Fr. Michael McGivney, was beatified and members are still celebrating. Get a glimpse of the papal letter that declared Fr. McGivney blessed, watch the unveiling of the official beatification portrait and more in this short overview…watch.

TV Mass for the Homebound

Is someone you love unable to join us at church on Sundays? For the faithful at home or in healthcare settings, the Heart of the Nation Sunday TV Mass brings spiritual comfort and the blessings of joy-filled hope in our Risen Savior. Please invite anyone you know who cannot get out to church to tune in to Sunday Catholic Mass on one of many local channels (view list of channels) or watch online at www.HeartoftheNation.org. Past Sunday Masses are also available as well as many other great Catholic resources online.
For those who can get to church, the TV or online liturgy does not fulfill the Sunday Mass obligation!

From the Office of Communications

Eucharistic Congress
Eucharistic Congress Logo In recognition of our Diocese’s ongoing 50th Anniversary celebrations, we are having our first-ever Eucharistic Congress on Friday, Oct. 8 (6pm-9pm) and Saturday, Oct. 9 (9am-6pm) at the Renasant Convention Center in Downtown Memphis. The theme is: That All May Be One (John 17:21)!
Our Eucharistic Congress will be a momentous gathering of thousands of clergy, religious, laity, youth and many other community members from across our Dioceses and other Dioceses to bear witness to the real presence of our Lord in the Eucharist.
The two days of celebration and devotion will be focused on the real presence of our Lord in the Eucharist through beautiful Masses, faith-filled speakers, adoration, confession and music. It will be a time of much joy, prayer, fellowship and unity.
Specifically, on Saturday, Oct. 9, join Bishop Talley and thousands of others for Mass with Eucharistic Procession. Together, we will walk from the Convention Center to the magnificent St. Peter Church where we will end the Procession with Benediction on the steps of St. Peter.
Our Eucharistic Congress is taking place at a perfect time. U.S. Bishops are working on a teaching document entitled, The Meaning of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church—a document that will address the Eucharist’s origins and its profound role in the Church.
For more information on our Eucharistic Congress, to register, volunteer, exhibit and/or sponsor—and to see the two-day schedule and list of speakers, please visit our ECWebpage on our Catholic Diocese of Memphis Website or visit our Facebook at: CDOMFacebook.
If you have questions about our Eucharistic Congress, contact: Alma Abuelouf, Dtr.-Pastoral Life, 901-373-1224/alma.abuelouf@cc.cdom.org or Jim Marconi, Dtr.-Development, 901-373-1273/jim.marconi@cc.cdom.org.

To exhibit or sponsor: ECExhibitSponsor
For more information: ECFlyer1 & ECFlyer2
For Renasant Center: RenasantCenter
Our 50th Anniv. Webpage: CDOM50Years

Bishop Talley and our Diocese welcomes all to attend this amazing Eucharistic Congress event and deepen our encounter with the Lord, especially in his Blessed Sacrament. God bless!

Natural Family Planning

God chose us before the world began to be holy.” God has chosen each person in Christ for a particular vocation. If He may be calling you to be holy through a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life, call Father Patrick Gallagher at (901) 323-3817 or write: VocationsDirector@vocations.cdom.org.


Priest and Nun “God chose us before the world began to be holy.” God has chosen each person in Christ for a particular vocation. If He may be calling you to be holy through a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life, call Father Patrick Gallagher at (901) 323-3817 or write: VocationsDirector@vocations.cdom.org.

Serra Club of Memphis

The Serra Club of Memphis is an organization of Catholic lay persons of all ages and from all walks of life sharing the objects and purposes (a) to foster and promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and (b) to further Catholicism by encouraging members in fellowship through education to fulfill their Christian vocations to service.

The Serra Club of Memphis sponsors a monthly Holy Hour open to all Catholics to pray for vocations. The Hour consists of vespers, the recitation of the Rosary, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. It is held on the second Thursday of each month at St. Louis Church at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Meetings are held on the 4th Friday of every month following the 11:25 a.m. Mass at the Stritch Center located on the Christen Brothers University campus (East Parkway at Central).

Catholic Young Adults Memphis

The Diocese of Memphis has lots of opportunities for young adults in their 20s & 30s to make a connection with Christ, with each other, with the Church, and Her mission in the world. Take a look at all the Diocesan and Parish Young Adult Ministries!

Call to Prayer

The U.S. bishops invite the faithful to join a movement of prayer and sacrifice for the protection of life, marriage, and religious liberty in our country. Serious threats to each of these have raised unprecedented challenges to the Church and the nation. When confronted with challenges, our Lord calls us to sacrifice and pray. Learn more about how you can answer the Call.

Serran Holy Hour

The Serran Holy Hour meets at St.Louis Catholic Church at 7 p.m on the second Thursday of each month. All are invited and welcome to attend and pray for Vocations. Father Dennis Schenkel is scheduled to be the Presider at the next Serran Holy Hour on Thursfday April 12th.

Don't Make Frozen’s Elsa a Lesbian

"Protect the innocence of little girls rather than introducing them to lesbianism and the over-sexed LGBT cause," the petition says. “Please either pair Elsa with a prince in Frozen 2, or don’t create a partner for her at all. Parents don’t want this forced on their kids."
Sign the petition now!

Disaster Relief Efforts

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, needs your support to ensure the delivery of compassionate care and support to individuals affected by disasters. Our agencies provide essential support before, during and after disasters hit.